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MySQL mysqld Privilege Escalation Vulnerability Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Checks for the remote MySQL version
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
You are running a version of MySQL which is older than version 3.23.56.
It is vulnerable to a vulnerability that may allow the mysqld service
to start with elevated rights.
A possible hacker can exploit this vulnerability by creating a DATADIR/my.cnf
that includes the line 'user=root' under the '[mysqld]' option section.
When the mysqld service is executed, it will run as the root
user instead of the default user.
Threat Level: High
Solution : Upgrade to at least version 3.23.56
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